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Costs Lawyer Professional Qualification (CLPQ)



Costs Lawyer Professional Qualification (CLPQ)

On 2 February 2022, the CLSB issued a new Costs Lawyer Competency Statement and full details of a proposed new qualification. The Costs Lawyer Professional Qualification (CLPQ) is designed to ensure that students who qualify through the course have developed and been assessed as meeting the CLSB competences as outlined within the Competency Statement.

For further information about the new CLPQ course, please visit the ACL Training website or email

If you are interested in applying for the CLPQ, there are two points within the academic year at which you can begin your studies - September and February.  

Applications for the September 2023 intake are now open and will close on 20 August 2023. To apply, go to the ACL Training website and follow the link to apply through the ACL Training application portal.

Applications for February 2024 intakes will open by September 2023.

For further information about becoming a Costs Lawyer, visit our Costs Lawyers Qualification section